Penn State Engineering Alumni Society recognizes two MNE professors for their accomplishments
Each year, the College of Engineering honors faculty, staff and alumni for their outstanding teaching, research, advising and service. The Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) sponsors these awards. For 2016, two faculty members in mechanical and nuclear engineering were honored for their contributions to research and teaching.
Zoubeida Ounaies, Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professor of Mechanical Engineering, received a PSEAS Outstanding Research Award. This award recognizes her contribution to the development of flexible, lightweight smart materials. These materials are being applied in advanced electronics, autonomous robotics, aerospace, automotive, medical and consumer industries.
Ounaies was recently named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
She has co-authored over 120 articles in journals, books and conference proceedings, and seven U.S. patents. In 2007, Ounaies received a National Science Foundation CAREER grant.
Hosam Fathy, Bryant Early Career Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering received a PSEAS Outstanding Teaching Award. This award recognizes Fathy’s contributions to the mechanical and nuclear engineering curriculum through the introduction of a course on optimal control of energy systems and for his implementation of the flipped classroom model.
In 2014, Fathy received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation in support of his research focusing on identifiability optimization in electrochemical battery systems. In 2009 he was named a College of Engineering Outstanding Research Scientist at the University of Michigan.